Aussie Parliament Notes Pontian Genocide

PontiiJoining the Senate of Australia’s biggest state, New South Wales, the Parliament has recognized the Genocide of Pontian Greeks, Assyrians and Armenians.

The motion was passed unanimously by the NSW Parliament, after a proposal of the Premier of New South Wales, Barry O’Farrell.

In the motion passed by the NSW Parliament, Legislative Assembly, it is stated that the then Ottoman Empire has committed genocide against these three specific groups between 1915 and 1922.

New South Wales is the second Australian state (after South Australia) that recognizes the Genocide of Pontian Greeks, Armenians and Assyrians.